Weather had been rough as we climbed Kilimanjaro, but it came to a head when snow at Volcano Camp broke the dining tent where the porters slept. We were evacuated off the mountain on day 6 of a 9 day itinerary. Our outfitter graciously arranged for an unplanned safari trip to fill the unexpected three days--charging us only his cost. When we returned home, I filed a claim for the extra cost for those three days of unexpected safari. The Travel Guard representative asked "don't you want to file for the three days of the trek that you missed?" We did and they refunded part of the cost of the Kilimanjaro climb in addition to the unplanned safari expenses. We've stuck with Travel Guard since and they've come through when we needed them more than once.
Planning a vacation involves much preparation. One of the most important things to plan out is your vacation finances. Having the money for your hotel, various modes of transportation, food and spending cash can easily make or break your trip. Once the trip is arranged, it's still important to keep tabs on your currency and know what to expect while you're traveling. These travel tips can help keep your money safe on your next vacation: